Elegant, retro and whimsical French kids wear!

bonjour kidswear

Anne Millet launched Bonjour kidswear in 2014 after a number of years working in the children’s fashion industry.

And the brand is basically the equivalent of the French chic. Elegance, a bit of retro, whimsical prints and vintage-inspired silhouettes. All this combined with traditional Indian techniques of embroidery, hand-quilting, smocking and handblock printing. A dream!

The current collection is so romantic, sweet and also different.

Have a look for yourself and I bet there will be at least one thing that you would like in your size.

bonjour kidswear

bonjour kidswear

bonjour kidswear

Smock, embroidery and these gorgeous prints! So beautiful!

 

bonjour kidswear

This striped fabric is my favourite!

 

bonjour kidswear

bonjour kidswear

And this is one of my favourite silhouettes for a summer dress. My girls love it too!

 

bonjour kidswear

Each collection and piece is carefully handcrafted with just a limited run of pieces. And you can see that perfectly from the images. Happy summer!

 

More French children’s fashion:

 

 

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A very colourful and cosy family cottage!

colourful family cottage

Welcome back and right into Interior Tuesday! And a very colourful and inspiring one for sure. I am taking you to the other side of the world, to Australia today.

This light filled, breezy home in Byron belongs to a creative family. It is full of colour but in its own way, starting every room on a white canvas with white walls and floors. This is how I love to do interiors as well. Because once you have a bright and crisp space, you can set accents and go for the details.

Now, let’s have a look and see how the family filled theirs and which ideas you would like to copy or take away today from this cosy cottage:

colourful family cottage

colourful family cottage

Custom shelving using the full height of the room and cabinetry that is functional as well as pretty.  In the living and dining area they showcase colourful books and home ware that look like travel souvenirs to me.

 

colourful family cottage
colourful family cottage

Have you heard about PET lamps? They look awesome (see picture above) they are also really smart:

PET Lamp is a project that combines the reuse of plastic bottles with selected traditional weaving techniques found in different corners of the world in order to create unique handmade lampshades.

 

colourful family cottage

colourful family cottage
And then there are these stunning windows along the entire back wall of the living area. The result is amazing natural light all day long.

More cool family homes from Australia:

 

Via Homes to Love

17 cheery things for your May!

momoni

Ola everyone! How are you?

We are heading into a long weekend here in London and on Sunday I will get my first Covid Vaccine. Now all we need are some milder temperatures to get the BBQ rolling and the picnic blanket out.

In May we are also expecting another step into some more normality. Things like having another family over for diner, mini events with up to 30 people can happen and the last businesses can re-open too.

However I am aware that a lot of countries are still hugely struggling and I am sending over the brightest of vibes.

Maybe today’s Friday list can lift your mood as well:

momoni clothing
Distinctive style!

Loving the evercalm series. So soothing and relaxing.

 

ceramic fruit bowl with woman figurine
Ceramic fruit bowl* with woman figurine! So poetic!

11 books that are loved!

 

be kind sweater
Be kind! It will go a long way….

Hopefully the picnic season can start very soon. I am planning to bring this pretty hand embroidered picnic blanket*every time!

 

handmade Coffee Pour Over Tumbler SET
Fantastic gift for coffee lovers – a hand thrown ceramic pour over* in speckled dune with a matching hand thrown tumbler.

Meet the middle-aged millennial.

 

rylee and cru
Another gorgeous collection

Have you seen this happy summer collection that just launched?

 

support your local farmer shirt
Eco-conscious apparel* and goods made with nature in mind.

‘We found a baby on the subway – now he’s our son.’ BBC

 

kemi telford
New fashion find.

Traveling after getting the COVID vaccine.

 

baby muslins gift box
Gorgeous shop* with the most enchanting illustrations. Perfect for newborn gifts!

The Lack of Small Talk Is Breaking Our Brains. The Walrus.

 

banwood-tricycle
Cute tricycle*.

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

 

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Cheerful kids clothes for happy kids!

lulaland kids clothing

My friend and super inspirational lady behind the brand Lulaland just launched her new collection. And I am very thrilled to be sharing it with you here today.

It is literally filling Paul & Paula with gorgeous colours and beautiful happy images. Just what we need on a Monday! The collection is called “The Nature’s Keepers“, and I asked Lula to share a little about the design process and how she created this particularly line:

‘Inspiration is always connected to nature and art. Specifically, the use of colours and prints and the selection of natural fabrics and the premise that children can move freely while wearing lulaland. The name of the collection usually comes at the end, and it always makes sense to me, is like part of the process that ties the bow when I finish it. And it always has to do with some personal situation, state, thoughts I am experiencing while creating the collection.’

Let’s have a look at the new collection from Lulaland:

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

‘This season, while being all confined and many were so restricted to be connected with nature (inside and out)
I thought to call it like that is a reminder. As well as a reminder that children are the best care takers of nature. Because they know everything and would never question how important nature is if we do not teach them the contrary… ‘

 

lulaland kids clothing

The beautiful images from photographer Zura Lagarde, and the set design by artist Ignacio Muv, enhance the whole collection our and make everything look so fun and whimsical. Further, almost everything is made in 100% cotton.

 

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

Bravo! I love it. And I had a very difficult time selecting my favourites but here we go:

The Maia dress with the bouquet fabric. A fantastic print and I love the shape of that dress.

Red is a lovely colour and this boho top can be worn in many ways… thinks shorts, denims, skirts…

And these unisex striped pants are sweet. And Lula tells me this fabric is as soft as butter… (there is a lovely dress made from the same fabric too)

Have a great week everyone!

 

Pssssst… Lulaland are busy setting up another base in Europe in the near future. Stay tuned!

6 London based children brands that you should know!

london based kids brands(1)

From handmade clothes, to beautiful and quirky illustrations. From traditional to fashion-forward. Think liberty and discover unique prints. Today I have something for everyone and for every occasion.

And these 6 brands, all based in London, should be on everyone’s radar. Especially if you love great design and quality.

Another reason why I decided to highlight them is because here in the UK we deal with Covid and it effects on the fashion and lifestyle industry, but on top we have Brexit to deal with as well. And that really impacts many brands, designers as well as shops based on the island. Therefore I chose to give them a little platform today, because there may be one, or two, that you have not heard so much about yet.

Every brand below comes with a beautiful mission and I hope that you will enjoy these 6 London based children brands:

wynken

Wynken

Wynken is a unisex brand from London creating children’s wear for the 2 to 12 year olds. Elbe Lealman established Wynken in 2014 after becoming a mother. And she worked many years as a designer in established Bristish fashion houses. Her idea is to produce contemporary and creative clothing for modern kids. With strong design for cool kids and high quality garments that last.  In that way her collections appeal to both – the youngsters and their parents.

 

Roly Pony

Roly Pony

Roly Pony is led by children author and illustrator Aytan Sofia Eldarova. Bringing creative, bold lines and unique in-house developed prints to your wardrobes. I showed you their recent collection not long ago, have a look – it is super.

 

what mother made

What Mother Made

This is a handmade children’s wear label that mixes classic traditional shapes with cool, locally sourced fabrics and prints. Their studio is located in East London, Hackney to be exact. ‘Our collections are vintage inspired and we aim to deliver clothing that is playfully traditional with a contemporary edge.’

Bonus: The brand has a zero wastage policy. They use every part of the fabrics they buy by making your clothes to order.

 

wonder and rah

Wonder & Rah

Wonder & Rah is an exciting creative brand specialising in fun and contemporary prints with a focus on abstract design. Natalie is using modern art to create vibrant, stimulating home environments for children.

 

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Vild – House of Little

Vild creates conscious high-quality basics, limited edition print collections and accessories for 0 to 6 years olds. Their latest print is called ‘Precious Wildlife’ and I absolutely adore it. Inspired to bring attention to some of the earth’s most precious animal species that are endangered and deserve acute awareness. With each piece sold from the print collection, Vild will donate 5% of the online sales to @synchearth to help support their mission to increase action to protect nature in some of Earth’s most biodiverse environments.

 

nellie quats

Nellie Quats

Nellie Quats specialises in beautiful girl’s clothing and accessories made predominantly from Liberty print and linen. Creating stylish, modern pieces with a hint of nostalgia. ‘Designed with active children in mind, our pieces bridge a gap between comfort and style, making them easy to wear and easy to care for.’

 

Did you find something you like? Are you more into the quirky prints or the nostalgic shapes?

Have a beautiful day and maybe check hese fun boho looks for kids!

 

 

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